HP Chromebook x2 packs detachable 12.3-inch screen with 2400 x 1600 res, stylus and Intel Core-Y CPU

HP Chromebook x2 packs detachable 12.3-inch screen with 2400 x 1600 res, stylus and  Intel Core-Y CPU

With Chromebooks now one of the faster-growing segments of the PC category, manufacturers are looking to entice users with more upmarket models, and HP’s new Chromebook x2 packs in an impressive spec sheet at a reasonable price.

HP Chromebook x2 packs detachable 12.3-inch screen with 2400 x 1600 res, stylus and  Intel Core-Y CPU

Running on a 7th Generation Intel Core-Y series processor, the Chromebooks comes with up to 8 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, plus access to the Google Play store.

Showcasing a premium look with a ceramic white anodised aluminium finish and Oxford Blue surface on the keyboard, star of the show is the detachable Quad HD (2400×1600) 12.3-inch IPS screen protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 touch display.

HP Chromebook x2 packs detachable 12.3-inch screen with 2400 x 1600 res, stylus and  Intel Core-Y CPU

The laptop’s magnetic hinge means it can be pulled out to make a tablet, much like the old Android Asus Transformer laptops from a few years back.

Inside the  Chromebook x2 can be found an Intel Core M3-7Y30 processor (two cores with hyperthreading) backed by Intel HD Graphics 615, with the base configuration offering 4 GB LPDDR3-1600 RAM, with support for a healthy 8 GB in total.

Internal storage comes with 32 GB eMMC memory, expandable to 256 GB through a microSD card slot and there’s two integrated stereo HP speakers custom tuned by B&O Play for playback.

HP Chromebook x2 packs detachable 12.3-inch screen with 2400 x 1600 res, stylus and  Intel Core-Y CPU

Connectivity options include 802.11ac 2×2 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, a multi-format digital card reader, two USB 3.0 Type-C ports, and a headphone/microphone combo jack for audio.

There’s two cameras on board: a 5-megapixel front camera, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and battery life is rated at 10.5 hours.

HP Chromebook x2
Type Detachable Chromebook
Processors Intel Core M3-7Y30 (2C/4T, 2.6 GHz Max. Turbo)
Maximum Memory 8 GB LPDDR3-1600 SDRAM
Network Connectivity 802.11ac Dual Band 2×2, Bluetooth 4.2
Internal Storage 32 GB eMMC (expandable to 256 GB via Micro SD expansion)
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 615
Expansion Slots Micro SD Card reader
Display 12.3″ 2K (2400×1600) IPS WLED-backlit touchscreen panel
Ports and Connectors 2 x USB 3.0 Type-C
1 x Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
Input Device Full-size island-style backlit keyboard w/number pad
Camera HP Wide Vision 5MP front facing
HP 13MP rear facing
Power 48Wh 4-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
45W Slim AC Adapter
Dimensions
(W x D x H) 
11.50″ x 8.32″ x 0.33″
Weight 1.62 lbs (tablet), 3.07 lbs (tablet + base)
Price (Starting) $599

The HP Chromebook x2 launches in the US on June 10th starting off at $599.  There’s no news of a UK release yet